About the Algarve
The Algarve is one of the world’s most beautiful areas and is located in the south of Portugal. The coastline spans over 200 kilometres and boasts some of Europe’s cleanest and picturesque sandy beaches‚ many of which are Blue Flag award winners.
The Algarve‚ a truly captivating region is perfect for water sports‚ a golfers paradise‚ has a cultural and historical heritage‚ many walking and sightseeing excursions.
With over 3‚000 hours sunshine a year‚ Mediterranean-like weather and excellent natural‚ social and cultural conditions‚ the Algarve is a popular second home location for many frequent visitors.
ALGARVE BEACHES ARE AMONG THE BEST IN EUROPE AS VOTED BY THE TRIPADVISOR TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2013
Wednesday 27th February 201’‚ London
Two of the Algarve’s beaches have come in the top 25 in Europe as voted for by millions of travellers around the world who were polled for the TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice Awards this month. The region’s Falesia Beach situated in Albufeira was voted the 18th best beach in Europe while Ponta da Piedade in Lagos ranked 22nd in the poll.
In addition the TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice Awards announced that nine out of Portugal’s top 25 beaches are located in the Algarve‚ with Falesia Beach coming in first place. Ponta da Piedade in Lagos came in third place‚ Olhos de Agua Beach in fourth and Praia Da Rocha‚ and Praia Dona Ana in Lagos coming fifth and sixth respectively. The Algarve can add this recent achievement to a portfolio of awards including the 201’ World Travel Award for Europe’s Leading Beach Destination.